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Tiger 800 / 900 - Main Discussion Section => General Maintenance and Servicing => Topic started by: peterjfox69 on November 30, 2020, 02:47:13 PM

Title: Tiger 800 Engine Covers
Post by: peterjfox69 on November 30, 2020, 02:47:13 PM
I've just bought a brand new Gen 3 Tiger 800 XCA but do not like the new colour engine covers on the : Crank, Balancer, Clutch and Alternator covers.
The Gen 2 covers are Black which I prefer but Triumph aftermarket sales do not advise to fit the Gen 2 covers to a Gen 3 bike even though they are the same fitting, just a little lighter apparently.
Has anyone done this mod or have any info please?
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Engine Covers
Post by: samsgrandad on November 30, 2020, 08:09:08 PM
Have you thought of fitting R & G engine covers instead of replacing the original covers?
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Engine Covers
Post by: peterjfox69 on December 01, 2020, 01:02:23 PM
I had a look at those, but not quite what I'm looking for.  Thanks anyway.
After a bit more investigation the Gen 3 Alternator cover has a slightly different set up re the cable guides inside the casing.
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Engine Covers
Post by: Londonglide on December 01, 2020, 05:10:26 PM
Think it might be a slightly lower output Alternator on the Gen 3, so probably physically different, which, if correct, may explain difference in internal layout of cover..
Title: Re: Tiger 800 Engine Covers
Post by: peterjfox69 on February 23, 2021, 08:19:43 PM
Has anyone actually done this?  Is it a pain getting the alternator cover off?